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Ch 22: FTCE Humanities: 20th Century Political & Economic Systems

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Various political and economic systems shaped the world as the twentieth century moved on. This portion of the FTCE Humanities course examines the political and economical landscapes of the time that you will see on the FTCE exam.

FTCE Humanities: 20th Century Political & Economic Systems - Chapter Summary

The wars of the twentieth century did much to power and further the economies of countries across the globe. In this set of video lessons for the FTCE Humanities review course, you will be given the chance to brush up on conflicts that impacted the planet and prepare yourself for questions that you will find on the exam. The topics in this chapter include the following:

  • Events of the Cold War
  • The Holocaust
  • The start of World War II
  • Post-WWII independence movements
  • Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • Europe during World War I
  • The effects of the Russian Revolution

These video lessons come paired with a timeline feature that allows you to direct the pace of each lesson and jump from topic to topic as you please. When you are finished watching, the self-assessment quizzes provided will test your knowledge and see how well-prepared you are for the FTCE Humanities exam.

7 Lessons in Chapter 22: FTCE Humanities: 20th Century Political & Economic Systems
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The Russian Revolution: Timeline, Causes & Effects

1. The Russian Revolution: Timeline, Causes & Effects

In this lesson, we will examine the Russian Revolution. We will see what events led to the revolution, and we'll learn how the revolution impacted Russia's involvement in World War I.

The Powder Keg of Europe During WWI

2. The Powder Keg of Europe During WWI

In this lesson, we will explore the way in which Europe was a sort of 'powder keg' in the years leading up to World War I. We will examine the sources of tension among the European powers and explore how these played a role in the outbreak of World War I.

World War II: The Start of the Second World War

3. World War II: The Start of the Second World War

Learn all about the start of World War II and why the League of Nations could not stop aggression by Italy, Germany and Japan in the 1930s, which led to the outbreak of this second global conflict.

The Holocaust: Anti-Semitism and Genocide in Nazi Germany

4. The Holocaust: Anti-Semitism and Genocide in Nazi Germany

The Holocaust was the persecution and mass murder of as many as 11 million people by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis between 1933 and 1945. Learn about the people they targeted, the progression of events leading up to the Final Solution and the end of the genocide in this lesson.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: How the Atomic Bomb Changed Warfare During WWII

5. Hiroshima and Nagasaki: How the Atomic Bomb Changed Warfare During WWII

As America and its WWII allies considered invading Japan, the Manhattan Project successfully developed an atomic weapon. Its use on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, precipitated VJ Day, the end of the Pacific war, on August 14, 1945.

Post-WWII Independence Movements Around the World: History & Examples

6. Post-WWII Independence Movements Around the World: History & Examples

In this lesson, we explore the diverse and varied experience of decolonization in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa after World War II when Western Europe began to withdraw its claims to far away territory and colonies.

The Cold War: Definition, Causes & Early Events

7. The Cold War: Definition, Causes & Early Events

The period of distrust between the Soviet Union and United States was known as the Cold War. Learn about the origins of the era, essential events and the shaping of the national security state.

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